Call to revive co-op college

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The National, Tuesday July 9th, 2013

 THE National Government needs to bring back the cooperative college model and set up a small -to-medium enterprises (SME) college.

This was asserted by Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) acting managing director Henry Marasembi during  a SME summit in Madang last week.

He said entrepreneurship education should be made compulsory in secondary, technical and vocational education training (TVET) and tertiary institutions he told the SME summit in Madang recently.

Marasembi said: “The government has to address resource entrepreneurship programmes implemented by both government and private sector training providers.”

“The provision of credit in addition to training is an important element of the entire SME development cycle and that requires financial support for start-up and expansion especially for those who met the requirements.

“The government has to bring back the cooperative college model and establish an SME college.”